Our beloved mother, Maria Consuelo Garcia, entered eternal life Thursday, January 5, 2023. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was born in Smeltertown, TX to the late Wenceslao and Petra M. Terrazas and was a life-long resident of El Paso, TX. Consuelo worked for over 50 years in the retail and advertising industry, advancing from counter salesclerk up to personnel manager; most of those years for F. W. Woolworth. Consuelo was a graduate of El Paso High School, an avid Dallas Cowboy fan, a fantastic cook, and loved her rose gardens. She was a beautiful soul with a smile that could light up a room. She was a devoted parishioner of the Our Lady of the Valley church, and a past member of Our Lady of the Valley Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court of Our Blessed Mother #1731.
Consuelo is preceded in death by her husband Mario A. Garcia Sr., sisters, Maria Socorro Gomez and Natalia Sanchez and son-in-law Joe Prati III. She is survived by her son, Mario A. Garcia Jr. (Terri), daughters, Rosa Maria Garcia-Sosa (Oscar) and Martha Irene Garcia-Prati, 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Evangelina Santa Cruz, Graciella Garcia and Rita Martinez, brothers-in-law, Fernando Garcia and Gustav Hebrok, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed by all.
Funeral services will be held at Sunset Funeral Homes East 750 N. Carolina with visitation from 4:00-8:00 with rosary at 6 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2023. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 8600 Winchester. Interment will follow at 11:00 am at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Rey Luevano, Oscar Sosa Jr., Manuel Santa Cruz Jr., George Espinoza, Enrique Sanchez Jr., Fernando Chavez, Oscar Garcia and Aaron Bazán. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.